Lady Warriors tumble in consolation game

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lexi Perry pumped in 30 points to power Marked Tree to a 64-51 victory over East Poinsett County in the consolation game of the 2A North Regional Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette. The victory gives the Lady Indians a third seed in the 2A State Tournament in Pangburn while the Lady Warriors will enter tournament play as a fourth seed.

Synteria Ward of EPC tries to make shot around a Salem defender during their opening round game with Salem in the 2A North Region tournament in Monette. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Marked Tree held a 16-7 lead after the opening quarter and took a 30-20 advantage into the dressing room at intermission. The Lady Indians led 45-37 entering the final frame.

Tullia Tull joined Perry in double figures, scoring 17 points. Bree Marshall tallied eight, Diana Harris and Jayla Carter contributed four points each while Dez Reel chipped in one point.

Synteria Ward and Becca Bishop topped the Lady Warriors, scoring 12 points apiece. Bailey Constant tallied nine, Christian Hinson delivered eight, Jaleigha Garrett added six while Markiya Ward netted four.

EPC squeaked by Salem 44-42 in the opening round of the tournament. Ward led EPC in scoring with 18 points as Phillips added 11 points. The Lady Warriors were not as lucky in the semi-finals as they fell to BIC 62-32. Phillips was EPC's leading scoring with 15 points as Garrett chipped in 10 points.

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